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Recent Corrections

  • Belarus: Media Under Attack as European Games Loom

    An earlier version of this publication:

    • Incorrectly said that posts by Yuri Pavlovets, Dmitri Alimkin, and Sergei Shiptenko speculated that Belarus faced a threat from Russia similar to the Russian intervention in Ukraine. 
    • Incorrectly stated that it was while they were giving their lecture that Pavel Nikulin and Jan Potarsky were arrested.
    • Stated that Kanstantin Zhukouski’s attackers had stopped his car. This detail has now been omitted.
    • Incorrectly identified Anatol Bukas as chief editor of Naviny.by. 
    • Did not note in response to the fake bomb message falsely attributed to Andrei Pavuk, staff were evacuated from a local government building. This detail has been added.
  • Brunei: New Penal Code Imposes Maiming, Stoning

    An earlier version of this press release incorrectly stated that the punishment imposed for lesbian sex was 100 lashes with a whip. The actual punishment is 40 lashes.

    An earlier version of this press release incorrectly reported abortion as a crime punishable by death by stoning. Abortion is punishable by fine and imprisonment. 

  • Indonesian University Censors Lesbian Love Story

    University officials gave the 18 students who publish Suara USU (USU News) just 48 hours to shut down and vacate the newsroom. The number of students who write for Suara USU was misstated in an earlier version of this article. 

  • Japan: Compelled Sterilization of Transgender People

    The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders removed “gender identity disorder” as a diagnosis in 2012. The organization’s name was misstated in an earlier version of this article. 

  • Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch Letter to Minister Carmen Daniela Dan

    PLAN OF ACTION: TWENTY STEPS FOR A FAIR AND PREDICTABLE RESCUE SYSTEM IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA

    We have corrected the online version of this advocacy document to reflect that recommendations on temporary arrangements for disembarking and relocating in Europe people rescued at sea reflect and endorse recommendations previously made by the European Council for Refugees and Exiles (ECRE).

    Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch Letter to Minister Carmen Daniela Dan

    We have corrected the online version of this letter to reflect that recommendations on temporary arrangements for disembarking and relocating in Europe people rescued at sea reflect and endorse recommendations previously made by the European Council for Refugees and Exiles (ECRE).

  • Victim Lands Behind Bars in Tunisia

     

    “Contrary to what Human Rights Watch reported,  the authorities arrested and prosecuted the alleged assailants along with A.F., the complainant. The court sentenced all three on February 11 to six months in prison for “sodomy” under article 230 of the penal code. It also sentenced the alleged assailants to an additional two months for robbery and violence. According to one defense lawyer, A.F. retracted his allegation of rape, both during his interrogation at the police station and during his appearance before the judge. He also denied having any sexual intercourse with the two men. The defense lawyer told Human Rights Watch that A.F. said prosecutors forced him to undergo an anal examination to determine whether he had been raped. A.F. is appealing his conviction.”  

  • No Escape from Hell

    We have corrected  the online version of this report to indicate that UNHCR evacuates asylum seekers out of Libya to Niamey, Niger.

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